Christopher Barugahare, the West Nile Region Police Commander, said they won’t comprise on the President’s directive, saying the officers are under instructions to confront whoever acts to the contrary.
Denis Obalim was picked up by heavily armed police officers from his shop along Ring Road on Tegwana Parish Pece Division next to Cereleno Market on Thursday morning on the orders of the Gulu District Police Commander, Emmanuel Mafundo.
Paul Kalikwan, the Busia District Deputy Resident Commissioner says that the suspects had opened up more routes that link to Kenya, to beat security forces that were deployed to control the movement of people in the wake of the COVID-19 threat.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson, said the enforcement involved deploying in strategic areas, along routes that lead to the City Centre, Markets, Taxi and Bus terminals and setting check points.
Traffic police backed up by Field Force Police-FFP, Local Defence Unit –LDUs and Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPF conducted operations on various road junctions impounding all motorcycles carrying passengers.
By press time, heavily armed police and the military were still patrolling the bus terminals that include Buganda Pub stage; Delta Stage and Juba Stage along Gulu – Kampala highway as wells as Gulu bus main park where buses that depart at 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm and 12:00 pm always park.